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From Dust

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
...
4.0
Windows
73
3.1
Browser
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4.0
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Description

From Dust is a game in which the player takes the role of "The Breath", a god-like entity who is in charge of a nature tribe. During the 13 campaign mission (plus 30 challenge maps) he needs to ensure the well-being of his people, e.g. by granting safe passage to another point or by defeating disasters so they can build a village.

The Breath can do only one thing: rearranging the landscape. He absorbs things and spits them out in another place, for example for building a dam with lava rocks. Later in the game he also gets additional abilities like a spell which freezes water. Similar to Populous the tribe people act independently. Parts of the game, especially the challenge maps, are close to puzzle games because of the tight time limits.

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From Dust Windows Close-up of villagers
From Dust PlayStation 3 Main menu
From Dust Windows Villages can pick up Memories of the Tribe
From Dust Windows At the start of every level, a small band of villagers exit a cave

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The Press Says

Gamer.nl Xbox 360 Jul 27, 2011 9 out of 10 90
IGN Windows Sep 01, 2011 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpy Windows Aug 22, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
MMGN Xbox 360 Jul 27, 2011 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) Windows Aug 16, 2011 78 out of 100 78
GameStar (Germany) Windows Aug 16, 2011 74 out of 100 74
Cheat Happens Windows Oct 01, 2011 7 out of 10 70
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Xbox 360 Aug 30, 2011 68 out of 100 68
Ironhammers Windows Aug 23, 2011 3 out of 5 60
Splitkick Windows Aug 29, 2011 6 out of 10 60

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